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25-1194.00 - Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Includes correspondence school, industrial, and commercial instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

Sample of reported job titles: Automotive Instructor, Automotive Technology Instructor, Business Instructor, Cosmetology Instructor, Flight Instructor, Instructor, Medical Assistant Instructor, Practical Nursing Instructor, Professor, Teacher

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Tasks

  • Supervise and monitor students' use of tools and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Observe and evaluate students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine training needs of students or workers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare reports and maintain records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct on-the-job training classes or training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Integrate academic and vocational curricula so that students can obtain a variety of skills. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop curricula and plan course content and methods of instruction. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop teaching aids such as instructional software, multimedia visual aids, or study materials. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Participate in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field, and integrate relevant information into training programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Present lectures and conduct discussions to increase students' knowledge and competence using visual aids, such as graphs, charts, videotapes, and slides. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and assemble books, materials, supplies, and equipment for training, courses, or projects. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare outlines of instructional programs and training schedules and establish course goals. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Advise students on course selection, career decisions, and other academic and vocational concerns. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Acquire, maintain, and repair laboratory equipment and tools. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Anatomical human mannequins for medical education or training — Educational anatomy models See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bar code reader equipment — Handheld bar code readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Battery hydrometer — Battery conductance testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bearing fitting tool kits — Cam bearing driver sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Brake drum lathe — Brake drum lathes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Brake repair kits — Brake shoe adjusting gauges; Brake spoons; Brake spring removers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Brake spring pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Digital calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clutch repair kits — Clutch alignment sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compact disk players or recorders — Compact disk CD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Digital camcorders; Digital video cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras — Compact digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital video disk players or recorders — Digital video disk DVD players See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Domestic hair dryers — Blowdryers; Stationary hairdryers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electric hair clipper — Hair clippers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electric vehicle charging kit — Refrigerant charging stations See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic reader or E-reader — E-readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency first aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engine tune up tester — Engine analyzers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Engravers — Laser engravers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Epidiascopes — Opaque projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flat nose pliers — Boot clamp pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glue guns — Hot glue guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hair combs or brushes — Hairbrushes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hand trucks or accessories — Hand trucks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Electronic thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • High capacity removable media drives — Universal serial bus USB flash drives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Hose clamps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hole punching units — Hole punchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Industrial hydraulic press — Hydraulic presses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Injectors — Dye injectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inkjet printers — Poster printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Label making machines — Label makers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laminators — Laminating equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser fax machine — Laser facsimile machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid crystal display projector — Liquid crystal display LCD projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Liquid level controls or instruments — Coolant testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory — Mechanical stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Medical gas cylinders or related devices — Oxygen tanks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mercury blood pressure units — Manual blood pressure cuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers — Brake disc micrometers; Brake drum micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphone stand — Microphone podiums See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Microphones — Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • MP3 players or recorders — MP3 digital voice recorders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimedia projectors — Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nebulizer or accessories — Handheld nebulizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmic lensometers — Optometric lensometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets — Otoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Overhead projectors — Overhead data projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Paper cutters or refills — Paper cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient restraint boards or accessories — Arm board stabilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photocopiers — Photocopying equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic hammer — Air chisel sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pneumatic vacuum equipment — Brake bleeders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power grease gun — Handheld grease guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power steering tuning cable — Power steering pump pulleys See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure gauge — Ball gauges; Hydraulic pressure gauge sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure indicators — Cooling system pressure testers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pressure regulator — Air pressure regulators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Projection screens or displays — Projector screens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets — Air ratchets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scanners — Computer data input scanners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scientific calculator — Digital calculators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Screwdriver sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Hair cutting shears See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Slide projectors — Carousel slide projectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soldering iron — Soldering guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sound detector — Automotive stethoscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spark plug gap gauge — Spark plug feeler gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Special purpose telephones — Multi-line telephone systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies — Spirometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Autoclave sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories — Dressing forceps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Swiveling barber chair — Shampoo chairs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tablet computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Taps — Tap and die sets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teleconference equipment — Conference telephones See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Televisions — Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tire pressure gauge — Tire pressure gauges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Touch screen monitors — Interactive whiteboards See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Vehicle jack — Vehicle jack stands See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Videoconferencing systems — Videoconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Web cameras — Webcams See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel alignment equipment — Wheel aligners See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wheel balancing equipment — Wheel balancers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Computer based training software — Blackboard Learn; Desire2Learn; Learning management system LMS software; Sakai CLE * (see all 5 examples) See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Career management systems CMS; Data entry software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Information retrieval or search software — DOC Cop *; iParadigms Turnitin See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software — Image scanning software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Collaborative editing software; Google Docs *; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Psychology — Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Provide Consultation and Advice to Others — Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Evaluate student work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor student performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain student records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess educational needs of students. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise student research or internship work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop instructional objectives. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise laboratory work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Plan educational activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Tutor students who need extra assistance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Create technology-based learning materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach vocational courses. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Select educational materials or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule instructional activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform student enrollment or registration activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Contact With Others — 72% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 57% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 45% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 71% responded “Very close (near touching).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 54% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 62% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 47% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 51% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 28% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 66% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Public Speaking — 39% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 33% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 54% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 34% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 36% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations — 49% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 31% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People — 34% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 26% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 33% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Electronic Mail — 38% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 44% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 34% responded “Once a year or more but not every month.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 30% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 30% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 28% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
44   Post-secondary certificate Help
24   Bachelor's degree
11   High school diploma or equivalent Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: SR

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $23.25 hourly, $48,360 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 136,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 36,600
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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